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24 May 2000 description


U.S. seeks to curb illegitimate trade in Africa
The State Department on May 23 issued a fact sheet outlining U.S. involvement in initiatives that seek "to curb the powerful and far-reaching impact of the illegitimate diamond trade on African conflicts, particularly in Sierra Leone, Congo, and Angola."

Following is the text of the fact sheet:

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Office of the Spokesman
May 23, 2000
FACT SHEET
US INITIATIVES ON "CONFLICT DIAMONDS"

28 Mar 2000 description

(Internally displaced persons should be protected as refugees) (3650)

17 Feb 2000 description

AIDS in Africa, Clinton/Moi meeting, Zimbabwe, Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, exports/imports, Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Mandela, Burundi
Senior Administration Officials briefed at the White House on the Africa Summit.

Following is the White House transcript:

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THE WHITE HOUSE

17 Feb 2000 description

Says Africa must get "fair share" of U.S. foreign policy funds

09 Feb 2000 description

Primary responsibility rests with host government, Cunningham says

26 Jul 1999 description

By Judy Aita
USIA United Nations Correspondent

22 Jul 1999 description

Personal drawings, artist portraits begin U.S. tour
By Karen Molchanow